The Guild School The Guild for Human Services

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Contact Information

The Guild for Human Services
Contact: Anna Thorpe, Director of Admissions
Email Address: admissions@guildhumanservices.org
Phone: 781 893-6000 x5112

521 Virginia Road Concord, MA 01742
Area Served: Northeast

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Narrative

The Guild for Human Services runs a community-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) school and residential program for school-aged children with mild to severe intellectual disabilities as well as behavioral challenges consistent with Autism Spectrum Disorders, genetic syndromes and/or mental health diagnoses. The programs serve individuals between the ages of 6 and 21, up until their 22nd birthday. The school is open 234 days per year.

The Guild's Day School offers multi-level, multi-aged classrooms where work is modified for individual student learning.  Students receive instruction in a variety of academic subjects and other areas including daily living skills, social skill, prevocational training, vocational skill development and travel training.  Instruction received is based on goals and objectives found within a student's Individualized Education Plan.  Special education teachers are supported by qualified teaching assistants as well as behavior clinicians, speech and language therapists, counselors, occupational therapists, expressive therapists, job coaches, recreation specialists, a full-time nutritionist and nursing support.

As well as an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), each student has an individualized ABA behavior support plan that reinforces functional and socially appropriate behaviors while reducing target behaviors. IEPs and behavior plans are written to support one another and the student working toward maximal independence.

Students may receive direct individual and/or group therapy for speech-language and Occupational Therapy services by on staff specialists. Counseling treatment modalities include cognitive-behavioral therapy and applied behavioral analysis under the direction of B.C.B.A. level clinicians.  Additional services not provided by Guild staff are provided by contracted specialists.  Also, direct-cares staff receives ongoing professional development as well as being certified annually in de-escalation techniques through the Crisis Prevention Institute.

Students are placed in The Guild's School Program by local education agencies, state agencies and parent/guardians on a private pay basis.

Service Types

  • Schools - Day

Program Type

  • Education
  • Transition

Populations Served

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Developmental Disability
  • Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Mental Illness

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms

Additional Information

  • Licensed By: DESE and EEC